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Health Tip: Selecting a Sleep Mask

HealthDay News
by -- Diana Kohnle
Updated: May 3rd 2016

(HealthDay News) -- Bright light can interrupt sleep quickly, so many people use a sleep mask.

The National Sleep Foundation suggests how to choose the right one:

  • Consider whether you need a sleep mask that provides total blackout, or one that provides darker conditions in a room that's already fairly dark.
  • Look for a mask that fits across the bridge of the nose. Invest in a quality mask with a nose flap to help block more light and provide a better fit.
  • Opt for a mask with cavities that alleviate pressure around your eyes.
  • Find the right fabric that feels comfortable, is easy to wash and doesn't trigger allergies.